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house jobs to women. we are also looking at how the pentagon is planning to respond to north korea's new round of threats including nuclear tests and the vice president's sneaky strategy to try to pressure gun owners to support the administrations. pushing for new gun control laws. you are in "the situation room." . >>> we begin with the reshuffling at the white house. a few hours ago, president obama announced he is moving the deputy security adviser do into the position of white house chief of staff. today's big news as the president's clear response to complaints that women were not getting enough top level jobs. the white house correspondent has the latest information. jessica? update us on what's going on. it's a sensitive subject. >> it is. in choosing dennis mcdonough he chose comfort, friendship and trust over political pressure and the chance to make history that would have come for naming the first female chief of staff to the post. dennis donough is a long time trusted aid. here's what the president said when he announced the choice. >> i have been counting on dennis for nearl
. >>> well, make way for gi jane. the pentagon said it will lift its ban and allow women to be sent to the frontlines. they could even serve as elite commandos. cbs 5 reporter david martin says first there's one thing they'll have to prove. >> reporter: the defense secretary order will make women eligible to serve on combat patrol. however, women will have to meet strength standards that could keep them out of units where the physical demands are especially grueling. combat operations in iraq and afghanistan have already cost more than 130 women their lives and left more than 800 wounded. some, like dawn, were on the frontlines, commanding a platoon in iraq, where she lost her arm fighting alongside the infantry. >> there's not a big difference at all. a lot of the missions we did with infantry and artillery units. we were all fighting the same fight. >> reporter: the best machine gunners in the platoon was victoria rivers, who was tapped to go on missions with special forces. >> i was side by side with special forces, and it was pretty cool. >
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there was no distinct central africa command in terms of the way the pentagon cleaved the world. in 2007 there was africa command and it currently is stationed in europe, not actually in africa. there have been a variety of initiatives to train the soldiers of different african regimes, counterterrorism training, other kinds of training and in fact the soldiers of mali. mali was one of the star pupils in the -- >> and they're the same people now we're fighting. >> right. so i want to turn to mali in a second but first i want to push back -- not push back but to play devil's advocate about this intervention question on libya. when you look at all the negative consequences of libya, what do you say to the point about syria? everything that you could say about libya, weapons, destabilization, refugees, everything that's terrible about what has been the fallout of libya seems to me happening in syria as well where there hasn't been the same intervention and so maybe it's just the nature of the conflict as opposed to what the u.s. or the west does. >> no, that's a copout. it's not the nature
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panetta made the official announcement today at the pentagon. panetta said that not everyone can meet the qualifications to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to the chance. u.s. senator dianne feinstein has introduced legislation to renew the country's now expired assault weapons ban surrounded by members of congress, law enforcement and the clergy, feinstein said the bill will ban the sale of 157 military style assault weapons and ban high capacity ammunition clips. she says the 20 dead children in the newtown connecticut massacre is a wakeup call and now it's time for congress to act feinstein emphasized the bill protect the right of law abiding citizens who use guns for home security, hunting and other recreational purposes. next at 8-30. an inside look at house police in the east bay are using technology to seek out the sounds of gun fire. >> hockey is back in the south bay. the first home game it was delayed because of a and h l lockout. scott rates is live outside the hrt pavilion in. the fans are ready for some hockey. >> reporter: absalom, outside of the h-p pavili
points. >> the pentagon has started laying off thousands of contract and temporary civilian workers. a spokesman says the agency is letting 46-thousand people go. it's an effort to reduce spending ahead of possible mandatory budget cuts in march. if congress fails to reach a deal on deficit reduction, the military will be forced to reduce its budget by billions of dollars. you might be missing some money.and not even know it! there is roughly *58-billion dollars* in unclaimed money and property sitting in treasuries all over the country. the national association of unclaimed property administrators says most of it is held by states. these funds come from forgotten bank accounts, life insurance payouts. you may want to take a look at the online databases. one person in connecticut claimed nearly 33-million dollars from an old stock sale! >> coming up coach karbalcoach karbal and wh colin kaepernick coach harbaugh, coming up the latest information, coming up... (male announcer): now, here's stanley roberts who found people behaving badly.this is a nice green grassy lawn located in the
of it centered their grounds. >> major changes are coming for women serving in the army and marines. the pentagon is lifting its ban on women in combat. >> at least 130 female troops were killed in a rock and afghanistan. more than 800 were wounded. in the mility think the decision is long overdue. >> we have a bunch of strong and capable women that can take on the challenge that is thrown at us. women will be able to meet the physical requirements. >> if they can meet the standards than we can stand another soldier who is willing to serve this nation and lead their lives down in a combat role. that is good for our military. >> not every combat position will open on at once. the new policy will be implemented over three years. gretchen's could ask fbranches can ask for for specific desk-i ame payne -- i am ed payne reporting. >> we will be back with more on the weather with erica. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song
year. >> because at the pentagon, the defense department has started laying off thousands of contract and some wear civilian workers. all were told that the agency is letting 46,000 people go. he is an effort to reduce spending, and had a possible mandatory budget cuts in march. if congress fails to reach a deal on deficit reduction, the military will be forced to reduce its budget by millions of dollars. >> the fda will not take any regulatory action against the pennsylvania college because of a vending machine that is selling the morning after pill. the machine dispenses a pill for $25 to students and university employees of shipping's bird university. administrators say that the ideal of the machine came from a student survey and was endorsed by the student government. >> the highs will only get up to the 50s today. futurecast 4 stays that of western will stay out perry there will be no 60's on the board is upper 50's for the south bay. about mid 50s for the delta perry ed about 55 for san leandro. downtown san francisco will get about 56 degrees. here's a look at your 7 day around
my magic orange sling shot but butt exploder. imogen, thoughts? >> like it ever stopped the pentagon before. that's why they couldn't dot petition thing. >> it is called 12/11, baby. >> next? >> dan, what lessons if any can we learn from the movie "universal soldier." >> that lungrin and john claude van dam can have one hell of a fight scene at the end. i was genetic clear engineered to be meed yolker. >> that keeps you off the battlefield which is amazing. >> the i don't know stuff. >> isn't this a violation of our rights? >> this is the stupidest thing i have ever heard. i love the academic who started with the weasel word, arguable. 24r* are a lot of things arguable. >> there is an addition to the geneva convention that said extraordinary -- it was inhumane weapons. i don't know what is inhumane about an exoskeleten. >> all is fair in love and war which is why i wear an exoskeleten. >> he needs to learn his history. we will go back to world war ii. he was the first by logically engineered soldier. a, he got gorgeous. b, he went over to nazi germany ment -- over to the nazi germany
. is the pentagon's decision to allow women in combat roles a good one? others say no otherwise i wouldn't have said some say yes. i would have said everyone saysy why. and can lance armstrong be sued over lying in his supposedly nonticks book? the shocking story that i'm sure a late night news host is paying close attention to. greg? >> thanks, andy. >> you disgust me. >> no, i didn't. i didn't discuss you. >> disgust. >> oh past tense? i didn't disgust you. >> you discustody me. >> i did thought discuss you. >> maybe you should go away. >> no you go away before i go away. >> teddy bears leave dirty protests on her porch. i am here with the former white house -- i would throw mud on her door. the former white house press secretary and one of my co-hosts on "the five" and one of many i might add, and he is should sharp he only dates jintsu knives. and in sweden he is considered a meatball, bill schulz. look at that. >> and if comedic genius was an alligator attack i would beat him up in florida. it is sherrod small. >> a block, the lede, that's the first story. >> i'm sorry. i apologize. does a flop
slowing. the drive time is approaching 30 minutes. >> pentagon chief leon pane tta will announce today that he is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat. that will will open up hundreds of thousands of front line positions. also, the possibility of the commando jobs. it is a ground- breaking move, and paneta's decision gives the military until january of 2016 to argue any special exceptions. some jobs could open as soon as this year. >> new this morning the first update on the criminal investigation into the sandy hook school shooting will be delivered by state police today. the presentation will be made at the first meeting of the new sandy hooke advisory commission. the group also hear from experts involved in the aftermath of the virginia tech and columbine and tragedies. their goal is to come up with recommendations on school safety, a mental- health and gun violence prevention. their initial report is due by march the 15th. >> the lafayette school district is joining a growing list of schools making security changes. the district will implement a new emergency bloc
-breaking mission in washington, the pentagon is set to end its ban on women in active combat missions. >> women have been fighting and dying in combat have proven they're fully capable of doing this. >>> apple shares fell 10% thursday, that's a loss of about $50 million. >>> prince harry back on british oil after deployment in afghanistan. >> i'm looking to catch up with people behind closed doors. you guys aren't invited. >>> all that -- >> the miami hurricanes destroyed and took down duke. >>> inexcusable, indefensible downright extraordinary. >>> all that the mares. >> as much as 81% people lie on online dating sites. which manti te'o says now you tell me. >>> the controversy wages on over whether beyonce lip synced the national anthem at the inauguration. >> it's now official jay-z has 100 problems. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." the cold air mass that pushed temperatures well below zero in the midwest has descended on the northeast. it is making life tough for thousands of superstorm sandy victims living in damaged homes in new york and new jersey. >>> northern new
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at the benghazi hearings. will it help or hurt a possible presidential run? >>> for the first time the pentagon gives women the right to serve in combat and hay, some farmers don't have enough and some farmers are going to extremes to get it. >>> and this morning's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. >> it's very, very cold. the wind is definitely cutting into me. >> reporter: a brutal cold front freezes over the northeast. >> windchill advisories in at least a dozen states from north dakota to new england. >> the frigid arctic air schools to close and transportation problems. >> scientists say it's due to a strange phenomenon called january. >>> we heard there was protests and something sprang out of that, an assault sprang out of that. >> hillary clinton took t
. the policy will be phased in over the next 3 years. >>> the pentagon is also devising a plan to pull remaining u.s. troops out of afghanistan. but that doesn't mean the mission there is over. in fact, cbs 5 reporter john ramos says an air national guard unit from the bay area is headed to afghanistan. >> our mission is simple to save lives. >> reporter: when the 129th rescue wing at moffett field gears up, it usually means someone is in trouble. >> a lot of people think we do medevac but it transports patients so they can't fly into active combat area. our helicopters are armed and our crews are trained to go and rescue people where others can't. >> reporter: and that will be a useful skill as this wing of the california air national guard is being sent to bases in afghanistan and southern africa. the 210 airmen being deployed will spend four months flying rescue missions in some dangerous places. >> both search and extraction missions, some that are publicized, some not. >> reporter: the helicopters and c-130 refuelers play a vital support role
for women serving in the army and the marines. the pentagon is lifting its ban on women in combat. defense secretary leon panetta made it official today. women are already serving - and dying - overseas. many have been drawn into battle because there are often no clear front lines. critics argue women won't be able to meet the physical requirements necessary. but supporters say many of them will find that to be no problem. the new policy will be put into effect over the next three years. and branches can ask for specific exemptions. >> senator john kerry has been answering questions on foreign policy issues. his confirmation hearing to be the next secretary of state began today. he says if he's confirmed - he'll be a passionate advocate on the issue of climate change. and says the u-s will do what it must to prevent iran from developing a nuclear weapon. he also came to the defense of hillary clinton today. the outgoing secretary of defense was grilled yesterday on the terror attack on the diplomatic compound >> you basically reassured hillary clinton and let's just move on. >> senator, if
: the military operation is an international effort and the pentagon is now saying its involvement could last another two weeks. on the main airfield in the capital bamako, a huge operation is under way. u.s. transport planes are critical. at this stage they are limited in part of the effort, carrying more than a hundred tons of cargo they picked up in france. colonel kevin oliver is one of the commanders. >> primarily what you'll see is a lot of vehicles and then the french troops requirious to support those vehicles and drive them. >> reporter: the french operation is aimed at these fighters, financed by smuggling and kidnapping. over ten months they've conquered town and town. less than 300 miles from the capital, the french launched a series of air strikes, and this one captured by civilians on cell phones. now french ground troops along with malian soldiers are pushing back, reclaim their territory. their aim is to reclaim the towns and force them to retreat completely into mali's northern desert. we're on our way north now into the zone of military operations, bu
to attack? pentagon correspondent barbara starr has the details. >> miguel, the rhetoric out of north korea is hot. but the question is how much of a threat does their nuclear program really pose? [ speaking foreign language ] >> north korea's latest saber rattling. threatening the south just one day after pyongyang said it will lob missiles at the u.s. and conduct a new nuclear test leave nothing doubt leader kim yong u.n. isn't giving up his father's nuclear program. u.s. might not have the advance warning of a new underground test. >> they have the capability, frankly to, conduct these tests in a way that make it very difficult to determine whether or not they are doing it. >> but there are signs they're ready to test if ordered. >> the north koreans are maintaining fairly high state of readiness at the test site. and that means that if the order is given from pyongyanging to go ahead, they can probably conduct the test in a few weeks. >> satellite imagery shows a tunnel entrance where the device may undergo final assembly. a bunker for personnel and equipment. and a communications netwo
. here to explain this is former pentagon official, who directed technology acquisitions for the army under president obabush and obama. and this is key battery technology and the u.s. taxpayers paid a quarter billion dollars for that may end up in the hands of china? how does this work? >> good morning, tucker, and the rest of the material i'm with the strategic material advisors council which i co-founded and we stand in stark opposition to the sale of 123 battery to the chinese group company. this sale is occurring the at a bankruptcy proceeding because a-123 filed for bankruptcy in october of 2012. we're calling on the department of the and its committee on the foreign investment in the united states to do its job and to deny this sale. >> tucker: and so why is this specific battery technology potentially so useful to the chinese? >> well, this is -- we're talking about very, very high end, lithium ion batteries, phosphate batteries. these are not your father's and my father's c and d batteries that you buy in the drug store. these are very, very high-end storage units that are us
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